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Win VIP lunch at Silverstone

If you’re a grown up and perhaps it’s been quite a while since you had a driving refresher course, we always recommend members look at IAM Roadsmart options.

And here’s a fab offer to encourage you to find out more…

To celebrate the launch of their Mature Driver Review, IAM Roadsmart is offering two competition prizes (each for two people) to win a three-course lunch with legendary rally driver Paddy Hopkirk at the (BRDC) British Racing Drivers Club Clubhouse at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday 15 June 2017.

The BRDC Clubhouse is not normally open to the public so this is an added venue bonus where prize winners will meet the great man himself and hear some of the amazing stories that have made Paddy such a legend in the world rallying scene.

Motorsports legend – Paddy Hopkirk MBE

Most famous for winning the 1964 Monte Carlo and 1967 Acropolis Rallies, Paddy also raced at the fearsome Le Mans 24 Hour race as well as many other circuits around the world. He was also greatly admired for giving up a sure win in the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon to rescue a fellow competitor from his burning car.

But the photo we’ve chosen to illustrate is Paddy re-taking his Advanced Driver test which is testament to his commitment to being as good and conscientious a driver as possible on today’s roads.

Just imagine trying to tell him where he was going wrong! As if…

How to enter this competition

For a chance of winning this unique prize, just email your answers to the following three questions to events@iam.org.uk by noon on 1 June.

1. What car did Paddy Hopkirk drive when he won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally?

2. Who was Paddy’s co-driver in the 1964 Monte Carlo rally?

3. What was that car’s registration number?

Paddy Hopkirk MBE is IAM Roadsmart’s Mature Business Ambassador.